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Carbohydrates - Nutrition Fundamentals

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Carbohydrates have come under fire for being "bad" or contributing to weight gain, but when you incorporate good, quality carbs into your diet, they are the fuel that helps both your brain and body perform better! In this video you'll learn various ways to incorporate complex carbohydrates into your food regimen.

Baked Sweet Potato Recipe:

- 1 large sweet potato, organic if possible
- 1 tablespoon olive oil and sea salt for garnish
- Booster toppings: cilantro, lime juice, hemp seeds

Special equipment:
- Standard baking equipment
- Oven

1. Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C.
2. Scrub sweet potato well under running water. Prick all over with a fork and place in a baking dish.
3. Bake for 30-60 minutes until tender (time varies depending on the size of your potato).
4. Remove from oven, slice in half lengthwise. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Discover your full potential through healthy, whole and conscious eating! Sarah Britton's Nutrition Fundamentals series will help you understand how plants, whole grains and their nutrients can fuel you to be your absolute best!

Each video discusses one of the "Seven Essentials" of a healthy diet: protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, water and digestion. We'll break down why each is important for the active person as well as how to incorporate more of it into your diet with easy-to-replicate recipes and helpful tips and tricks. By gaining a solid understanding of these fundamentals, you’ll have the tools to get creative in your own kitchen based on a real understanding of why they are good for you!

This series was developed with athletes in mind because what we eat directly relates to our performance and recovery. You'll learn specific nutritional needs based on activity level so you can incorporate this information into your active lifestyle.


Sarah Britton (BFA, CNP) is a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Nutritional Practitioner. Following her philosophy of “making healthy choices every day” she has been creating recipes for her readers all over the world since 2007.

Winner of the 2014 Saveur “Best Food Blog – Special Diets Blog” Awards, Sarah currently teaches cooking classes, runs workshops on detoxification and cleansing, food as medicine, and nutrition fundamentals. She creates exclusive menu plans and recipes for various media and gives lectures and speaks in public forums such as TEDx.

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